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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do For My Stress Without Going To A Doctor

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What can I do for my stress without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my stress without going to a doctor?

A variety of things: There are several things you can do to help you manage stress, but if your symptoms remain very problematic, you should still see your doctor. Here are some "tools" you can do on your own: meditation/prayer, yoga, exercise, massage, writing in a journal, breathing exercises, talking with a good friend or family member, identifying and dealing with the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctors for really bad stress and some anxiety?

Do you think I should go to the doctors for really bad stress and some anxiety?

Yes: I would have a physical to rule out medical problems. Next i would enter in a psychotherapy relationship with a trusted professional. You will learn how to reduce and deal in a healthy way with your anxiety. You can find a psychologist close to you here: locator.Apa.Org/ best, . ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do I go to get help for post tramatic stress disorder?

Need doctor advice. Where do I go to get help for post tramatic stress disorder?

Help: If active duty military - please go to your military treatment facility. If a veteran please speak with va. If civilian please looks into therapists in your area who are well versed in the treatment of ptsd.It is best to have an experienced provider when treating ptsd. Take care. ...Read more

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I had stress test and the doctor has advised me to go for angeography, what is angeography?

I had stress test and the doctor has advised me to go for angeography, what is angeography?

Angiography: Is a procedure in which blood vessels can be viewed by xray with use of radioopaque die. ...Read more

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Doc what is the best remedy from stress?

It depends: There is no "best remedy" for stress -- it depends on what the "stress" is, and how it affects you. Many people find practices such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, walks in nature, gardening, etc to be helpful. Biofeedback may be useful also. For more individualized assessment & help, you can also consider exploring your stress with a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy ways to deal with stress?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy ways to deal with stress?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post traumatic stress disorder pt sd?

PTSD: Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to life threatening or horrific event(s). There are symptoms of avoidance, reliving ; increased arousal. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if chest pains are caused by stress or something more serious?

How do doctors tell if chest pains are caused by stress or something more serious?

Probably muscle spas: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more